Introduction to Amesbury, Massachusetts

Amesbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 9 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 35 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Amesbury History

Amesbury was settled in the year 1642. It was initially recognized as "Salisbury New Town" until 1666, when it formally separated from Salisbury. The Powwow River originally formed the boundary between Amesbury and Salisbury. The area was incorporated as "Amesbury" in the year 1668. It was named after Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. It began as a modest farming community and later developed to form an aggressive maritime and industrial economy. Shipbuilding, shipping and fishing have traditionally been important occupations for the people of Amesbury.

Amesbury and nearby Attractions

  • Bartlett Museum
  • Maudslay State Park
  • Amesbury Sports Park
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Moseley Woods Park
  • Cushing House Museum

Things To Do In Amesbury

Amesbury is the land of exotic locales and lovely parks that make for great places to relax. The city park and recreation centers regularly organize events for kids and adults. Those who wish to know more about the history of the region can visit the various museums in the area, including the Custom House Maritime Museum in surrounding Newbury. There are also many restaurants that serve traditional delicacies.

Amesbury Transportation

The nearest major airport to Amesbury is Boston Logan International.

Amesbury Higher Education

Northern Essex Community College serves the city.

Amesbury Almanac

Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City35 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1913
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Amesbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
West Newbury4,427$139,321

Amesbury Public Libraries

Amesbury Public Library
149 MAIN ST AMESBURY (42.854963, -70.932679)
Amesbury, Massachusetts
(978) 388-8148

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Amesbury Public Schools

Amesbury Elementary
20 South Hampton Rd
(978) 388-3659
Total Enrollment 435
Amesbury Middle
220 Main St
(978) 388-0515
Total Enrollment 742
Amesbury Academy Charter Public School
71 Friend St
(978) 388-8037
Total Enrollment 49
Charles C Cashman Elementary
193 Lions Mouth Rd
(978) 388-4407
Total Enrollment 529
Amesbury High
5 Highland St
(978) 388-4800
Total Enrollment 609

Amesbury Private Schools

Sparhawk School
196 Main St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
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